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apiece. nbc's kristen dahlgren reports on that. >> reporter: they are epic productions earning oscar buzz. >> shall we stop this bleeding? >> reporter: but this year's blockbusters have something else coming. you better block out three hours if you want to see one. as we approach the end of the year, hollywood's heavyweights are posting hefty run times. "lincoln" clocks in at 2 1/2 hours. "les miserables," 2:38. and "the hobbit" a whopping 2:49, that's right, almost 3 hours. >> a never ending story. >> reporter: sacha baron cohen joked. why try to hold the moviegoers' attention for so long? many say blame it on oscars. there's a feeling here in hollywood that the academy won't take a best picture contender seriously if it's under two hours. and this time of year, studios are racing to release the epic before the oscar deadline. >> any film that opens on christmas day is also eligible for oscars. >> reporter: long oscar winners are, of course, nothing new. "gone with the wind" was almost four hours but included an intermission. >> frankly, my dear, i don't give a damn. >> reporter: it seem
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used to treat a strain that has not responded. >>> and an extra day to vote for the oscar nominations. problem with the oscar voting system like for getting passwords might cause low turnout. >>> and fiscal cliff, oh, please, is atop the word to be banished. others on the list of unliked words "double down." i don't mind that one. plus, "spoiler alert," trending and guru." >>> stocks provided many 401(k)s, pension and other investors with other good news. traders get the day off. but among other major markers for the year, the dow was up 7.3%. the nasdaq up a healthy 16%. the s&p 500 has its best finish in three years soaring over 13%. >>> rt thatting today, the minimum wage goes up between 10 cents to 13 cents an hour having an impact on about a million workers. >>> get ready for groceries to get more expensive this year. haven't they already gotten more. >>> ford claims to have the best-selling car around the globe with the ford focus claiming the top spot. >>> and for what it's worth, a few so-called experts tell our experts at cnbc that apple stocks can grow as much as 20 percent
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to the circle o. oscar, joe branch's place. dave, bob benson's. that takes care of the ranchers. powder, take four or five of the boys into town. knock on all the doors. tell 'em what's busted loose. right. no, not connor. i want him and goss to come with us. - us? but i thought we-- - don't ask questions. fresno, you take the town. - now, let's get it straight, boys.